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Hung Nguyen

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Banking and Capital Markets, Corporate, Commercial


While being named in the International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers from 2013 to 2015, Nguyen Quang Hung is also recommended as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by various international legal magazines, such as IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and ALB. In three years 2015, 2016 and 2017, Hung is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Banking and Finance by AsiaLaw. Recently, IFLR 1000 recognises him as a leading lawyer in Financial and Corporate law from 2016 to 2018. Chambers & Partners 2013 version stated that Hung is praised by clients as 'excellent across the board'. As a highly respected commercial and banking lawyer, Nguyen Quang Hung was nominated by one overseas interviewee as "someone we'd choose for financings in Vietnam." (Chambers & Partners 2016). Hung's practice includes foreign direct investment, banking, capital markets and project finance.

Significant transactions that he has advised on include: the financing in an amount of nearly US$800 million by a group of Korean financial institutions of the Keangnam Landmark Tower in Hanoi, the tallest building in Vietnam; the first domestic syndication in a total amount of US$225 million by Vietnamese banks, led by PetroVietnam Finance Corporation (PVFC), for an offshore investment project in the energy sector; the recent issue of US$200 million high-yield bonds listed on the SGX-ST by Vingroup JSC; the issue of bonds with warrants (the first of its kind in Vietnam) with a value of US$100 million by FPT Corporation; and various other bond issues by large Vietnamese corporations such as Vietnam Coal-Minerals Industries Group, Song Da Corporation and Hoa Phat JSC. Hung is also the contact lawyer advising on day-to-day operation issues and syndicated and bilateral financing of bank clients such as Citibank NA, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd, Bank of Tokyo and Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Deutsch Bank, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, and Standard Chartered Bank. He assisted in developing model transactional contracts and security documents for several of the banks mentioned above and other large domestic banks.


Admitted to the Hanoi Bar.
Almost three years' experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and two and half years' experience with USAID - STAR Project before joining VILAF


Vietnamese, English




University of Queensland, Australia (2000, LLB)


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

VILAF is a key name for handling the local law elements of major financing projects in Vietnam. Firm chairwoman Vo Ha Duyen, who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, continues to advise the Japan Bank of International Cooperation on the Vietnamese elements of its role as arranger of the financing of the $2.5bn, 1.2GW, Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power project. Duyen, who also handles banking M&A, assisted ANZ with its exit from the Vietnamese retail banking market by selling its business in the country to Shinhan Bank. Other highlights in the banking M&A space include Hanoi-based Nguyen Quang Hung advising Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on purchasing a 49% stake in BIDV Finance Company for around $50m; Dang Duong Anh, who is also based in Hanoi, handled Shinsei Bank's purchase of 49% of MCredit from Military Bank. Hung also advised Standard Chartered on providing an $80m revolving credit facility to Vietnam Enterprise Investments, which was secured over the assets of the borrower and two affiliated Vietnamese-listed companies - among the first non-Vietnamese loans secured by Vietnamese-listed shares; he also advised on the financing for the construction of a new instant coffee plant. Other work includes Duyen acting for Goshawk on financing several Airbus A321 aircraft used by VietJet. Keppel Land and Bank of China are other clients. Counsel Vu Le Trung is another name to note.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

In VILAF's Hanoi office, Nguyen Quang Hung advised Standard Chartered on Mobile World's VND1.1tn bond issuance guaranteed by the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility, and also assisted Techcombank Securities with numerous corporate bond offering arranger roles. Dang Duong Anh advised Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Hong Kong on the impact of Foxconn Interconnect Technology's Hong Kong IPO on its Vietnamese subsidiaries. Tran Tuan Phong assisted Vingroup with the sale of $198m of shares via the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, which were offered to qualified institutional US buyers via Rule 144A. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vo Ha Duyen advised Credit Suisse on Novaland's plan to list $160m of convertible bonds on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Shinhan Securities is another client.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

VILAF¬†has a particular specialism handling the Vietnamese legal elements of heavyweight deals, frequently acting as co-counsel alongside major global firms.¬†Dang Duong Anh and counsel Vu Le Trung advised Shinsei Bank on its 49% purchase of MCredit, turning it into a joint venture with former sole owner Military Bank.¬†Tran Tuan Phong¬† and counsel Nguyen Vu Quynh Lam handled Siam City Cement's purchase of LafargeHolcim's 65% stake in Holcim Vietnam for ‚ā¨460m. Bui Ngoc Anh advised an international oil company on the sales of its Vietnamese LPG distribution and processing business and Thang Long LPG. Nguyen Quang Hung assisted Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank with purchasing 49% of BIDV Finance Company. Vo Ha Duyen¬†and senior associate Nguyen Thi Phuong Nga, who are based in Ho Chi Minh City,¬†advised Nawaplastic Industries on purchasing a further 29.5% of Bin Minh Plastics Company for $102m. Other clients include Vinhomes and leading private equity houses, including Partners Group. Kevin Hawkins¬†is now at ZICO Law. Named individuals are based in Hanoi except where stated otherwise.

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